Cowboys tell NCAA of several violations in 2 years

Updated: June 12, 2005, 11:42 AM ET
Associated Press

STILLWATER, Okla. -- Oklahoma State has reported several minor violations of NCAA rules in the past two years, a newspaper reported Sunday.

Among the violations, two football graduate assistants failed to enroll in enough courses at Oklahoma State and a school vice president improperly agreed to have an advertisement hung on a gym wall, according to a story in Sunday's editions of The Oklahoman.

Graduate assistants David Rausch and Chris McCurry violated an NCAA bylaw by not being enrolled in at least 50 percent of the institution's minimum hours during the 2003-04 school year, the newspaper reported. In response, a letter of admonishment was issued and corrective measures were taken to monitor graduate assistants' enrollment hours.

Oklahoma State vice president Michael Heintze agreed to purchase an institutional advertisement to be hung on the wall of the gymnasium of a Texas junior college. The ad was removed, and a compliance and rules discussion with Heintze took place.

Also, former strength and conditioning coach Gary Calcagno broke an NCAA rule by showing recruits a videotape of various types of weight training.

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